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Conference Speakers

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We have an outstanding line-up of presenters for this year's program. You will learn, be encouraged, and leave empowered!

Angela Lin, M.D.
Angela Lin, M.D.

Angela E. Lin, MD, is a Board-certified pediatrician and clinical geneticist who is dedicated to the care of people with physical differences, especially syndromes which involve the cardiovascular system. She leads a TS Clinic in Boston, and has been a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States for 12 years.

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Jana Rothbauer, OTR, CLT-LANA
Jana Rothbauer, OTR, CLT-LANA

Occupational Therapist, Certified Lyphedema Therapist, Certified Autism Specialist

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Diane McLean, M.Ed., PCC and Digby
Diane McLean, M.Ed., PCC and Digby

After a 25 year career in the field of education and school counseling, Diane McLean was inspired to provide life coaching services to children, adolescents, and adults in the area of executive functioning skills. These important life skills, often not explicitly taught in traditional education systems, are critical to managing day-to-day activities in work, family, school, and leisure and when lacking, create barriers to success.

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Dean Mooney, PhD, LPC
Dean Mooney, PhD, LPC

Dr. Dean Mooney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Doctorate and a Licensed School Psychologist in the state of Vermont. In addition, he is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Mooney has lectured on the topic of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities for local and national organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and England.

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Natalie Bonfig, Author
Natalie Bonfig, Author

Natalie is mom to Coley, 22, who has Turner Syndrome (TS) and author of “Coley’s Story: Living with Turner Syndrome.” Natalie is a TS advocate who spent many years volunteering or working on behalf of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States starting in 2005.

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Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru
Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru

Mira Dessy is The Ingredient Guru. She is the author of the book The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what's really in your food. A holistic nutritionist and a popular public speaker, she is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who has been working with clients for over 10 years. She is in clinical practice with a Functional Medicine Pediatrician and serves on the TSSUS Professional Advisory Board.

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Kimber Bishop-Yanke, MIM
Kimber Bishop-Yanke, MIM

For 21 years Kimber has trained nationally and internationally on bully-proofing your children. Kimber develops curriculum and leads programs for kids, parents, and professionals on how to build confidence and self-esteem, develop social skills and emotional intelligence, and deal with unfriendly friends, mean-spirited behaviors, relational aggression, and bullying.

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Cindy Scurlock, TSSUS President
Cindy Scurlock, TSSUS President

Cindy Scurlock is the President and CEO of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States (TSSUS), founded in 1989. She strengthens the Turner syndrome (TS) community to confidently partner with health providers, researchers and others affected by TS. She manages the patient-powered Turner Syndrome Research Registry for the purpose of establishing evidence based treatments and creating natural history data. Cindy also serves as a steering committee member for the Turner Resource Network.

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Shawn Wier, TSSUS Staff
Shawn Wier, TSSUS Staff

Shawn Wier is the National Event and Resource Manager for TSSUS. She has served on the Board of Directors for TSSUS, and has coordinated and managed the TSSUS Educational Conference for five years. As the mother of a young adult daughter diagnosed prenatally with TS, Shawn is closely connected to the TS community, and often provides support to newly diagnosed families and expectant mothers.

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Becky Brown, TSSUS Staff
Becky Brown, TSSUS Staff

Becky Brown is the National Director of Development and Communications for TSSUS, in charge of fundraising, communications, and social media. As a child, Becky’s parents taught her that just one friend could change someone’s life, and that she should always try to be that friend. She believes this is what led her to a career in the nonprofit sector. Before her nonprofit work, Becky worked as the national sales manager for nationwide radio groups and the owner of a regional children’s magazine.

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